D.: American women are so consumed with material wealth that they've surrendered their maternal role. No society can survive that way! My neighbor's wife suddenly said her husband was 'too controlling', and left, taking her income with her. As a result, he is losing his house AND his family!
M.: One thing I've always respected about Muslim societies is that if women are widowed, or otherwise lose their function in society, they can become someone's third wife and still have a place in society. Someone takes care of them.
D.: That's the word I wanted: maternal function, not maternal role! No society can survive without a maternal function! At least Muslim societies have values: we have wants!